How can I get involved?
The following information explains who is eligible to sit on a
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) or Special Interest Group (SIG),
what types of membership are available and what participation
Who can participate?
The staff of Organisation and Corporate members of FPA Australia
are eligible to apply for membership to the TACs and SIGs.
Membership to the SIGs is also open to Individual members of the
Association but not available to Associate members.
Members may apply under two different categories - participating
or corresponding membership.
The number of participating or corresponding members allowed
depends on the organisation's level of membership with the
Association. Please refer to the FPA
Australia profile for more information.
Participating members attend meetings, have voting rights
and-for some TACs-are eligible to be elected as an
FPA Australia representative on the relevant
Standards Australia Fire Protection (FP) committee(s).
Corresponding members will receive a summary report following a
TAC or SIG meeting but do not receive the minutes and have no
voting rights. They are also ineligible to sit on the FP committee
related to that TAC.
What does participation involve?
The TACs meet four times per year, usually in Sydney and
Melbourne. It is expected that each participant attend at least two
meetings each year.
The SIGs meet as needed. Typically this is once a year but can
be more frequently.
All costs associated with travel and accommodation are met by
the participant or their employer.
Most of the work of the committees is undertaken outside of
meetings via correspondence, primarily by email.
All TACs and SIGs report to the National Technical Advisory
Committee (NTAC) that meets quarterly and ensures that the TACs and
SIGs are running smoothly.
Further information and to apply to a TAC or
For further information or to apply for membership to a TAC or
SIG, please contact email@example.com and a
member of our Technical Department will assist you.
Please note that eligibility for participating and corresponding
membership is dependent on your level of membership with the
Association. See the FPA Australia
Profile for eligibility details.